As we drove to church Sunday morning, “East to West” by Casting Crowns (listen here: East to West) played on the radio. I don’t know that I’ve ever really listened to the first line of the song. I know the words, I’ve just never really listened. “Here I am Lord and I’m drowning, in your sea of forgetfulness…”
Have you ever felt like you’re drowning in that sea of forgetfulness? That you know God has forgiven you, thrown your sin so far into the deep that even He can’t remember, but you’re drowning in that same sea? You can’t forget, much less believe that you can change.
I think that sea of forgetfulness is sometimes where we get trapped and then convince ourselves we can’t change. And we’re right. Not one of us can change on our own. Not one of us can rescue ourselves from drowning in that sea. But through Jesus, we have our rescue. Through Jesus our change is not only possible, it’s promised. All we have to do is accept that God has forgiven us, take the life-preserver Jesus is throwing out and live daily in the promise that He makes all things new.
If you find your self today drowning in the sea of forgetfulness, reach out! Take hold of the hand of Jesus and begin to walk in the new. Begin to walk in the promise that God doesn’t remember what’s at the bottom of that sea and you don’t even have to swim in it…much less drown in it. Leave behind the guilt and walk in the freedom. Cling to Jesus as He perfects His work in you.
“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day that Jesus Christ appears.” Philippians 1:6